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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: April 30, 2018

 

Topic: Q and A

 

Points of Interest:

John and Lisa are answering more listener questions in today’s episode, including these:

 

-Can you speak to CP artists interested in exploring botanical or scientific illustrations?

-What makes artwork “original” when it’s based on someone else’s photograph?

-How do you protect your artwork for shipping?

-How do you get a pinpoint on the Derwent Inktense pencils?

 

Links Referenced

Glassine Interleaving Paper

The Container Store

Derwent Super Point pencil sharpener

CARL Angel-5 pencil sharpener

Westcott iPoint Halo pencil sharpener

Synthetic Hog Hair paintbrushes at Hobby Lobby

 

 

Ready to take your business to the next level? Check out the copywriting and blogging services at Clarity & Flair:

www.clarityandflair.com

 

Free 30-day Audible Trial:

www.audibletrial.com/cppodcast

 

 

John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

 

 

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

If you want more colored pencil inspiration, snag a FREE sample issue of the COLORED PENCIL MAGAZINE here!

 

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: January 22, 2018

 

Topic: Q and A

 

Points of Interest:

John and Lisa are back with a fresh batch of Q and A responses!

 

-Do you continue to take art classes, even though you’re professionals?

-How in the world do you come up with pricing for portraits?

-How do you get a “pinprick point” on your pencils?

-My final work looks drab – how do I make it brighter?

 

 

Links Referenced:

Colored Pencil Painting Bible by Alyona Nickelson

Derwent Super Point Sharpener by Derwent

Inktense Lightfastness Rating Chart

Colored Pencil Touch- Up Texture

Colored Pencil Titanium White

 

 

Ready to take your business to the next level? Check out the copywriting and blogging services at Clarity & Flair:

www.clarityandflair.com

 

Free 30-day Audible Trial:

www.audibletrial.com/cppodcast

 

 

John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

 

 

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

If you want more colored pencil inspiration, snag a FREE sample issue of the COLORED PENCIL MAGAZINE here!

 

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: December 18, 2017

 

Topic: Q and A

 

Points of Interest:

You love asking questions, and John and Lisa love answering them! This episode features the answers to these listener-submitted

 

-How do you avoid a grainy/gritty look with colored pencil painting?

-Which side of Stonehenge paper should I be using?

-What advice do you have for someone transitioning to art as a full-time job?

 

 

Links Referenced:

Brush and Pencil Art Group on Facebook

UArt Premium Sanded Pastel Paper (Lisa likes 500 grit; John prefers 600 or 800 grit)

Fisher 400 Sanded Paper

Stonehenge Paper

 

 

Have a question you’d like to hear featured in a future episode? Submit to John and/or Lisa here:

www.sharpenedartist.com/qanda

www.lachri.com/faq

 

 

Ready to take your business to the next level? Check out the copywriting and blogging services at Clarity & Flair:

www.clarityandflair.com

 

Free 30-day Audible Trial:

www.audibletrial.com/cppodcast

 

 

John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

 

 

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

If you want more colored pencil inspiration, snag a FREE sample issue of the COLORED PENCIL MAGAZINE here!

 

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: December 4, 2017

 

Topic: Q and A

 

Points of Interest:

John and Lisa address two questions from listeners in this episode:

 

-What is the best way to transfer dark Mi-teintes paper for colored pencil without ending up with graphite lines?

-What computer equipment/programs do I need to turn my art into a business?

 

 

Links Referenced:

Loew Cornell transfer paper

Col-erase Pencils

Adobe Photoshop software

GIMP photo editing software

 

 

Have a question you’d like to hear featured in a future episode? Submit to John and/or Lisa here:

www.sharpenedartist.com/qanda

www.lachri.com/faq

 

Ready to take your business to the next level? Check out the copywriting and blogging services at Clarity & Flair:

www.clarityandflair.com

 

Free 30-day Audible Trial:

www.audibletrial.com/cppodcast

 

 

John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

 

 

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

If you want more colored pencil inspiration, snag a FREE sample issue of the COLORED PENCIL MAGAZINE here!

 

Stay sharp!

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: November 20, 2017

 

Topic: Q and A

 

Points of Interest:

Q and A episodes are listener favorites, and John and Lisa love answering your questions! This week, your hosts are replying to these questions:

 

-How do you store your videos long-term when you record your process?

-Where does an artist begin with portrait art?

 

Links Referenced:

Dropbox

Google Drive

Amazon Cloud Services

Adobe Premiere Pro

Sharpened Artist Portrait Prep Course

 

Have a question you’d like to hear featured in a future episode? Submit to John and/or Lisa here:

www.sharpenedartist.com/qanda

www.lachri.com/faq

Ready to take your business to the next level? Check out the copywriting and blogging services at Clarity & Flair here.

Free 30-day Audible Trial

 

John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

Ready for monthly colored pencil inspiration?  Click here to get a FREE sample issue of the COLORED PENCIL MAGAZINE!

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: November 6, 2017

 

Topic: Q and A

 

Points of Interest:

Today we have another round of Q and A! Is your question on the list?

 

-How do I prevent wax bloom?

-Does photorealism teach you any transferable skills?

-How do you get the best quality photos of your artwork without hiring a photographer?

-How did you come up with your “artist name”?

 

 

Links Referenced:

Cognitive Drawing by Jason Brubaker

https://gumroad.com/l/cognitivedrawing

 

Have a question you’d like to hear featured in a future episode? Submit to John and/or Lisa here:

www.sharpenedartist.com/qanda

www.lachri.com/faq

 

Ready to take your business to the next level? Check out the copywriting and blogging services at Clarity & Flair:

www.clarityandflair.com

 

Free 30-day Audible Trial:

www.audibletrial.com/cppodcast

 

John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

 

 

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

If you want more colored pencil inspiration, snag a FREE sample issue of the COLORED PENCIL MAGAZINE here!

 

Stay sharp!

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: November 6, 2017

 

Topic: Q and A

 

Points of Interest:

It’s Q and A time! John and Lisa answer a fresh batch of questions from listeners:

 

-What finishing spray do you recommend?

-When can you consider yourself an artist?

-How do you create foggy mist effects without an airbrush?

-How do you choose a logo for your art business?

-Any tips for using photorealism on a large-scale piece?

-Can you explain the royalty issues with Pixabay?

 

 

 Links Referenced:

Lascaux Fine Art Fixative

https://www.dickblick.com/products/lascaux-fine-art-fixative/

 

Advanced Colored Pencil Final Fixative

https://www.brushandpencil.com/Products-Advanced_Colored_Pencil_Final_Fixative.html

 

Pixabay

https://pixabay.com/

 

Wildlife Reference Photos

http://wildlifereferencephotos.com/

 

Have a question you’d like to hear featured in a future episode? Submit to John and/or Lisa here:

www.sharpenedartist.com/qanda

www.lachri.com/faq

 

Ready to take your business to the next level? Check out the copywriting and blogging services at Clarity & Flair:

www.clarityandflair.com

 

Free 30-day Audible Trial:

www.audibletrial.com/cppodcast

 

 

John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

 

 

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

If you want more colored pencil inspiration, snag a FREE sample issue of the COLORED PENCIL MAGAZINE here!

 

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100th Episode Live

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: April 17, 2017

 

Topic: 100th Episode LIVE!

 

Points of Interest:

It’s the 100th Episode! John and Lisa recorded and broadcasted live, and we’ve made the playback available for you today. Thank you for your support over the past 100 episodes—YOU are the reason for the show’s success, and we couldn’t be more grateful! Here’s to 100 more.

 

Free 30-day Audible Trial:

Audibletrial.com/cppodcast

 

John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

 

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: April 3, 2017

 

Topic: Time Management for Artists

 

Points of Interest:

Today’s episode features a Voicemail question from a listener who wants to know how to balance art and all of life’s responsibilities and distractions. John and Lisa talk tips, tactics, and strategies for developing the habits needed to improve art skills.

 

Links Referenced:

Pomodoro Time Management Technique

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomodoro_Technique

 

Asana Time Management Program

https://asana.com/

 

Free 30-day Audible Trial:

Audibletrial.com/cppodcast

 

John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

 

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

Stay sharp!

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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: March 27, 2017

 

Topic: Q and A

 

Points of Interest:

Thanks for sending in so many great questions this month! John and Lisa are answering the final batch today in the last March Q and A episode:

 

-Why don’t art degree programs teach more about how to market your skills after graduation?

-Why don’t you believe in right or left brain dominance?

-Can you find out which pencils are lightfast?

-Can you use multiple pencil brands in one piece?

-What do you use to make your work digital: scanner or camera?

-Is it okay to use a non-lightfast pencil if you then use a UV blocking fixative? What about UV-protecting glass?

 

If you think of a question later, you can always send it in to be featured on a future podcast episode.

 

Links Referenced:

Prismacolor Lightfast Ratings

http://www.prismacolor.com/Style%20Library/PrismaColor/media/promotions/Prismacolor_Lightfast_Color_Chart.pdf

Free 30-day Audible Trial:

Audibletrial.com/cppodcast

 

John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

 

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

Stay sharp!

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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: March 20, 2017

 

Topic: Q and A

 

Points of Interest:

More questions, more answers! The month-long Q and A continues as John and Lisa chat about these topics:

-How should you sign your artwork?

-When did you feel you were qualified to teach art?

-How long did it take you to begin taking commissions?

-What are the best ways to market your business?

 

John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

 

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

Stay sharp!

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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: March 12, 2017

 

Topic: Q and A

 

Points of Interest:

It’s the second installment of the March Q and A series! In this episode, John and Lisa are taking you behind the scenes to answer questions about the development of this podcast. Was your question featured? Check the list below:

 

-How long does it take to study the topic of each episode?

-Who does the production of the show?

-What software do you use for recording and editing?

-Have you ever met in person?

-Do you offer any training videos, DVDs, or 1:1 instruction?

 

 

Links Referenced:

Libsyn (Liberated Syndication)

www.Libsyn.com

 

Auphonic Production Software

www.auphonic.com

 

Audacity Recording and Editing Software

www.audacityteam.org

 

Audio-Technica ATR2100 microphone

https://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATR2100-USB-Cardioid-Dynamic-Microphone/dp/B004QJOZS4

 

YETI Blue microphone

www.bluemic.com/products/yeti/

 

Lisa’s Patreon Account

https://www.patreon.com/Lachri

 

Sharpened Artist Academy Beginner’s Colored Pencil Course

http://sharpenedartistacademy.teachable.com/

 

 

John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

 

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

Stay sharp!

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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: March 6, 2017

 

Topic: Q and A

 

Points of Interest:

It’s the first Q and A session for the month of March! Check out the list of questions to see if yours is featured:

-How do I create variation with one color?

-Is there a difference in the finish of Stonehenge pads vs. single sheets?

-What colored pencil do you use to draw out your picture before adding color?

-Do sample packs of paper exist to try different options?

-What good books have you read lately?

 

Links Referenced:

Col-Erase Pencils

http://www.dickblick.com/products/prismacolor-col-erase-pencils/

 

Sign up for a free 30-day trial of Audible.com:

www.audibletrial.com/cppodcast

 

John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

 

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

Stay sharp!

079 Q and A

Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: November 21, 2016

Topic: Q and A

Points of Interest:

It’s Q and A time again! This time around, we’ll be addressing these questions:

-What colors should be used for skin tones, and how do you blend them?

-How can I avoid comparing myself to newer artists who are better than me?

-Can you use watercolor pencils as a base?

-How can I avoid scratch lines on my finished piece?

Links:

Lisa’s Instructions for Color Matching:

http://lachri.com/tag/color-matching/

Luminance Colored Pencils (affiliate link):

 

Lisa’s Twitter: @lachri

John’s Twitter: @sharpenedartist

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: August 1, 2016 

Topic: Q and A

Points of Interest:

You asked, we answered! Take a listen to see if one of your questions was covered in this week’s episode:

 -Can you blend colored pencil without using paint thinner?

-What are the best ways to use colored pencil on canvas?

-How do you get a good point without sharpening the pencil away?

-How can you get realistic fur texture in your drawing?

-How much practice time is needed to “get good”?

-How do you create a true black color?

-…and more!

 Links Referenced:

-The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

http://charlesduhigg.com/the-power-of-habit/

 As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 Stay sharp!

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Show Notes

Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: July 25,2016

 Topic: Q and A

 Points of Interest:

 It’s another round of YOUR questions answered:

 -Why don’t you do more interview shows?

-Should Inktense pencils be used for archival work if they aren’t lightfast?

-Can pastels and colored pencils be layered?

-How did you decide on colors for each piece when you first started as a colored pencil artist?

-How do you choose which colors to blend?

 Links Referenced:

-We made a brief reference to books of a certain age as being acid-free and therefore appropriate for archival work. Here is an interesting article discussing how different types and ages of paper deteriorate:

https://www.loc.gov/preservation/care/deterioratebrochure.html

 As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 

Stay sharp!

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Sharpened Artist: Colored Pencil Podcast

Release Date: June 6, 2016

Topic: Q and A

Points of Interest:

John and Lisa took to Facebook to solicit your questions, and address a wide variety in this week’s episode:

-What is your earliest memory of creating art?

-Have you ever used suede mat board?

-How do you feel about embossing/denting tools?

-Do you ever use pastels for backgrounds?

-How do you know which colors make the best undercolors?

-How do you use solvents to blend?

-What are the best solvents?

 Links Referenced:

-Wendy Lane Art

https://www.facebook.com/wendylayneart/

 -Lisa’s video on Using Solvents to Blend Colored Pencil

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M170h3WSHMI

 -Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits

http://www.dickblick.com/products/gamblin-gamsol-odorless-mineral-spirits/

 -Mona Lisa Odorless Paint Thinner

http://www.amazon.com/Mona-Odorless-Paint-Thinner-16-ounce/dp/B00279I7JS?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

 As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com .

 Stay sharp!

048 Colored Pencil Questions And Answers

Points of Interest:

One of the most popular types of shows on the Colored Pencil Podcast is the Q and A, where John and Lisa take the time to answer some questions from listeners like you. This week, you’ll hear them respond to the following questions:

-What kind of colored pencils should you buy if you can’t afford the best?

-Which single brand of colored pencil would you recommend if you could only recommend one?

-How do you avoid glare when working in colored pencil?

-How do you determine the focal point of your landscape painting?

Links Referenced:

-Polychromos Colored Pencils

http://www.fabercastell.com/art-and-graphic/artist-products/polychromos-artists-colour-pencils

-Luminance by Caran D'Ache Colored Pencils

http://www.dickblick.com/products/caran-dache-luminance-colored-pencils/

As always, thanks for listening! Tune in next week for more from John and Lisa. In the meantime, be sure to visit www.sharpenedartist.com for additional updates and information. You can also join our Facebook group, Colored Pencil Podcast, or contact us by email at podcast@sharpenedartist.com.

Stay sharp!